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Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire


Book Overview: Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

From the editor of The New Yorker, a riveting account of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which has become the standard book on the subject. Lenin's Tomb combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. Remnick takes us through the tumultuous 75-year period of Communist rule leading up to the collapse and gives us the voices of those who lived through it, from democratic activists to Party members, from anti-Semites to Holocaust survivors, from Gorbachev to Yeltsin to Sakharov. An extraordinary history of an empire undone, Lenin's Tomb stands as essential reading for our times.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times

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Publication Date1994-04-26
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David Remnick, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, is one of the most influential journalists and non-fiction writers of our generation. He has been at the helm of The New Yorker since 1998 following a prestigious career as a reporter with The Washington Post. His exceptional writing and editorial skills have propelled The New Yorker to new heights while maintaining its fine tradition of literary journalism. Apart from his noteworthy journalistic leadership, Remnick has a distinctive flair as an author. His book, "Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire," won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction, bringing to light his prowess in capturing historical narratives with rigor and insight. A powerful voice in journalism and literature, David Remnick's impact spans across diverse issues, from politics and culture to boxing and music. His commitment to journalistic integrity, combined with his adept storytelling, makes him an iconic figure in modern American literature.

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